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Photos show dramatic damage to North York Moors after forest blaze 'caused by campfire'

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Around 1,000 square metres of undergrowth has been destroyed by a fire in the North York Moors.

The blaze, thought to have been caused by a campfire, broke out near Great Ayton yesterday.

Fire which ripped across Ilkley Moor was started by a barbecue
Crews worked through the night to battle the flames with beaters. They have remained at the scene today to dampen down hot spots.

Hambleton station manager Mick Dale took this photo of the fire's aftermath.